If God Is Love: Rediscovering Grace in an Ungracious World

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Zondervan, Oct 13, 2009 - Religion - 320 pages
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If God is love, why are so many Christians fearful, and why do so many church leaders sound hateful? Two controversial pastors address issues the church won't face, calling us to restore grace as the center of the Christian life.

o In If Grace Is True, Pastors Philip Gulley and James Mulholland revealed their belief that God will save every person. They now explore the implications of this belief, and its power to change every area of our lives. They attempt to answer one question: If we took God's love seriously, what would our world look like?

Gulley and Mulholland argue that what we believe is crucial and dramatically affects the way we live and interact in the world. Beliefs have power. The belief in a literal hell where people suffer eternally has often been used by the Church to justify hate and violence, which contradicts what Jesus taught about love and grace. The authors present a new vision for our personal, religious, and corporate lives, exploring what our world would be like if we based our existence on the foundational truth that God loves every person.

Gulley and Mulholland boldly address many controversial issues people in the pews have wondered about but churches have been unwilling to tackle. For too long, the Christian tradition has been steeped in negativity, exclusion, and judgment. Gulley and Mulholland usher us into a new age––an age where grace and love are allowed to reign.

 

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User Review  - ALincolnNut - LibraryThing

After offering the provocative theological argument for universal salvation in “If Grace is True,” Quaker pastors and theologians Philip Gulley and James Mulholland turn their attention to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - nonny stearns - Christianbook.com

This book was God inspired and sent to me. I stumbled upon it, and it has articulated what I have always believed. What a blessing!!!I recommend this book to all seekers who are looking for The ... Read full review

Contents

Why Beliefs Matter
1
Embracing Grace
17
Being Gracious
49
Living Graciously
81
Gracious Religion
113
Gracious Christianity
145
The Politics of Grace
179
Money and Grace
207
Gracious Justice
239
A Gracious World
271
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Philip Gulley is a Quaker minister, writer, husband, and father. He is the bestselling author of Front Porch Tales, the acclaimed Harmony series, and is coauthor of If Grace Is True and If God Is Love. Gulley lives with his wife and two sons in Indiana, and is a frequent speaker at churches, colleges, and retreat centers across the country.

James Mulholland, author of Praying Like Jesus, is a theologian with ecumenical experience in the American Baptist, United Methodist, and Quaker denominations. He lives in Indianapolis, where he is active in neighborhood development.

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